A WOMAN has died after the car she was a passenger in crashed into a tree near Griffith early this morning.
Police said that around 3.40am, a Holden Commodore was travelling east along the Sturt Highway when the car veered from the road and collided with a tree.
A 56-year-old woman travelling in the front passenger seat died at the scene.
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The driver, a 50-year-old man, was taken to Griffith Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
He was treated for a chest injury and remains in a stable condition.
Police say investigations into the crash are continuing.